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The Biden administration’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the deadline for requiring non-citizens entering the United States to provide proof of COVID vaccination.
The United States is the only country in the West to still require proof of COVID vaccination for entry, according to The Daily Mail. Countries still requiring proof of vaccination to enter requiring COVID vaccination to enter include Angola, Azerbaijan, China, Ghana, Cameroon, Indonesia, Liberia, Libya, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Yemen.
“On October 25, 2021, the President issued a Proclamation, Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic, to move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic1 and to adopt an air travel policy that relies primarily on vaccination as an added tool to the current multi-layered strategy to advance the safe resumption of international air travel to the United States,” TSA writes.
The directive says that the move is intended to protect American citizens.
“Together with the Presidential Proclamation and the CDC Order, these policies are intended to limit the risk that COVID-19, including variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, is introduced, transmitted, and spread into and throughout the United States, potentially overwhelming United States healthcare and public health resources, endangering the health and safety of the American people, and threatening the security of our civil aviation system,” TSA continues.
All aircraft operators are required to make people present “paper or digital documentation of Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19” or present documentation proving they merit an exemption.
As far back as August 2021, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted, “Our vaccines are working exceptionally well. They continue to work well for delta, with regard to severe illness and death – they prevent it. But what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”
In mid-October, Janine Small, Pfizer’s president of international developed markets told European lawmakers that the Pfizer giant never tested its COVID vaccine to determine if it stopped transmission.
European Union Member of Parliament Rob Roos asked Small if the company tested its mRNA vaccine on stopping transmission before it offered the jab to consumers, asserting, “If not, please say it clearly. If yes, are you willing to share the data with this committee? And I really want a straight answer, yes or no, and I’m looking forward to it.”
“Regarding the question around, uh, did we know about stopping the immunization [sic] before it entered the market?” Small answered, adding, “No.”